Rated 4 out of 5??by Dmitriy good product
Compact, lightweight design for easy moving and storing.Engine starts with push-button or manual cord.Can bog down in heavy snow conditions.Some reports of occasional starting issues.
March 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5??by Mike24 Excellent model for basic home driveway clearing - not too big and not too small... just right!
My first snow blower since using my dad's as a kid. This model is just right for what I need to clear my driveway. I have used it 4 times now, and it works great each time. It worked very well for freshly fallen 12" snowfall. And it cleared what the snowplow recently dumped at the end of my drive, though I had to go slower and more carefully and didn't let it sit too long and harden. And it did well with slightly wet heavy snow, too. Starts easily, even hand pulling. Seems durable enough, even though most of it is plastic. I also had to work with it a while to get the hang of it and to not kick-back snow underneath at my feet, but I was working on uneven ice and snow build-up. Nonetheless, it cleared my driveway very well so that I had no problem getting in and out. And was much faster and less work than shoveling.
March 1, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5??by Toni Works great in Chicagoland area
Got this in January 2014, works great. We have had a lot of snow and so far no issues. I am 130lb single mom and if I can operate this machine - anyone can.
February 26, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5??by Gusto 418ZE snowblower single stage
great snow blower, worked perfectly. Except the rubbers on the rotor blades broke apart, after the last snow storm in February.
February 24, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5??by CHEECH 1 AM HAPPY WITH THIS PRODUCT.
I PURCHASED THIS UNIT IN LATE 2012. I NEVER USED UNTIL THIS YEAR(2014). I LIVE IN WILLIAMSTOWN, NJ(SOUTH JERSEY). THIS YEAR WE HAVE SEEN OUR SHARE OF SNOW. BACICALLY THIS UNIT HAS DONE IT'S JOB, WITH ONE EXCEPTION. THE BACK WHEELS TEND TO FREEZE & LOCK UP. AS A RESULT, I HAVE TO USE WD40 TO LOSEN THEM AND TO CONTINUE SNOW BLOWING.
February 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5??by Budster2014 Perfect 18" snowblower for our driveway.
This small light weight machine has lots of power for moving fresh snow up to a foot deep with no problem. It is excellent on the amount of gasoline it uses and starts very easily.
February 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5??by Llivia Does the job
Bought this snowthrower today and it handled a good 7-8 inches of new snow, over older packed snow in my driveway easily. Easy to start - even manually. I do worry a bit about the starter key not being permanently attached to the key slot. But have the extra starter key stored safely away with the instruction manual, so maybe that is OK.
Blows snow in good upward arc - far enough to clear my driveway on either side. Good even on packed snow. Seems very solidly built.
February 17, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5??by nena66 too many parts that can come off with normal use
handle knobs became loose after using the machine twice
I had tightened to were they should not have fallen off. Lost in snow.Had to order replacement knob washer and bolt
February 16, 2014